Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application spreads on social network

A rogue application which claims to allow you to see who has viewed your Facebook profile is spreading between accounts on the popular social network.

Messages claiming that Facebook has issued a new update which allows you to check who has visited your profile are making the rounds.

Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application

New Update from facebook. Now you can check who visited your profile. check here ——–>>>FAŒBOOK PROFILE VIEWER ®<<<<——
Who Watching your Profile ?

If you are intrigued by the Facebook Profile Viewer enough to click on the link, you are asked to permit an application to access your profile.

Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application

You should always be very careful, of course, about allowing applications to read and write to your Facebook profile. And this time is no exception.

Because although at first you may believe that the application is showing you the details of people who have viewed your profile..

Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application

Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application

..behind the scenes, it is posting a message to your Facebook page without your explicit permission, encouraging others to also use the application.

Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application

Clearly rogue applications like this could be used for scooping up personal information, or spreading spam and scams across the social network.

So if you fell for it, remove the messages from your timeline, revoke the app’s publishing rights and report it as spam to Facebook, and ensure that you have revoked its access to your account.

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And remember this – Facebook does not give you any way to find out who has been viewing your profile. Any application or link which claims it can reveal to you who has should be treated with great suspicion.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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